Adults (Ages 13 and older): $82.95 + tax
Children (Ages 12 and under): $82.95 + tax
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January 11 to April 12
One hour presentation + two hour whalewatch
Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher during this special offering with Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and marine biologists out of Ma'alaea Harbor. This unique adventure includes a 3 hour whalewatch with one of our whale Researchers and our certified Marine Naturalist onboard Ocean Explorer, a 54 ft. single deck catamaran. This vessel used to be our whale research vessel in years past, and offers the perfect small group platform for whalewatching and photography.
With only 38 aboard and open air seating, you'll have unobstructed viewing of the humpback whales and the opportunity to interact with our naturalists and researcher onboard to gain a better understanding about these giants of the sea, as well as how and what data collection our researchers are gathering. Our naturalists will provide you with expert commentary about humpback whales and the various behaviors being exhibited by these amazing giants during your tour. Every tour is different and amazing, so come out with us on this unique adventure.
Not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or mobility issues.
• Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
• Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
• Unlimited filtered water, juices, and sodas available onboard
• Full-color marine wildlife poster
• Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
• A downloadable selection of our research department's favorite whale photos will be emailed to you.
What To Bring
• Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended.
• Credit card or cash for optional souvenirs and gratuities.
• Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars
• Snacks for purchase, plus Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (limit: 3 alcoholic beverages per adult)
30 minutes prior to classroom program.
Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center. Parking is free.
PacWhale Eco-Adventures promotes responsible drinking; alcoholic beverages are limited to three drinks per adult 21+ on our cruises where alcohol is available. Alcoholic beverages on snorkel cruises are served only after the snorkeling portion of the trip has been completed. You must show valid picture ID if you wish to consume any alcohol.
All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with PWF Eco-Adventures, Pacific Whale Foundation, or its subsidiaries or officers. All reservations are non-refundable and changes are not permitted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. All no-shows are non-refundable. Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather, sea state or other exigent circumstances at the discretion of the Captain. Destinations, menus, vessels and equipment subject to change without notice. By purchasing your cruise ticket you agree to receive confirmation and promotional emails from us. You may opt-out of promotional emails at any time using the unsubscribe link.